30 March 2008

I've always loved the argument...

That the real reason MP's have to keep on raising their own salaries... is so they can attract a certain calibre of candidate...

"Belinda Stronach, who rejoined the company as executive vice-chairman in May, collected about $4.3 million U.S. for eight months work while keeping a foothold in the House of Commons."
I mean... who could take issue with that?

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"If we are to castigate someone for drawing on a salary while doing little to earn it... let's start with Paul "guitar hero" Martin, who I understand has the among the lowest attendance records among all MPs."
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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sometimes the taxpayer doesn't provide the deepest pockets... (real conservative)

Crazymamma said...

Who could complain? She is donating the salary, our tax dollars, she doesn't earn, not working for/representing her constituents, to some undisclosed charity. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy,......

maryT said...

And those contributions to charity are a tax deduction for her.
How much do they reduce her tax payable, think about it. She is not earning the money by attending the HofC, we pay her and she uses the money to avoid taxes.

Anonymous said...

Seems like a typical leftie thing to do. Here's she's so generously donating her salary to charity. Very noble. Except that her salary is paid for by taxpayer dollars... so it boils down to a tax-funded handout.

You want to impress anyone Belinda? How bout donating some money out of your own pocket? I'm sure the Canadian Cancer Association would love a nice big donation. But then again you didn't make use of that organization did you?

Honey Pot said...

Myself I prefer our political leaders be someone that has something in common with us, like having to work for a living.

Anonymous said...

If we are to castigate someone for drawing on a salary while doing little to earn it... let's start with Paul "guitar hero" Martin, who I understand has the among the lowest attendance records among all MPs.